Nottingham Forest have today confirmed the departure of Roy Keane as the club’s assistant manager, according to their official website.
The ex-Reds midfielder arrived at the club shortly after Martin O’Neill’s appointment as manager back in January.
It is thought that Keane had a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave this summer and the decision comes after weeks of mulling over his next step.
The Guardian reports that the 47-year-old is keen to continue his own managerial career and is now keen to pursue other opportunities.
A short statement on the club’s official website said: “Working with Martin over the last few years has been a magnificent experience, one of my greatest in football both as a player and a coach and one I want to personally thank him for.”
Following news of his decision to leave the City Ground, Forest supporters have taken to Twitter to offer their thoughts.
The reactions are mixed. There is a general consensus that it’s not really an issue, whilst some feel that he needs replacing as soon as possible.
Here is a selection of what Forest fans were saying on Twitter following the news that Keane has left the club’s management team:
Good luck in your managerial career I have nothing but respect and great memories of you and you will always be welcome at #nffc
— Ian (@iantoadinhole) June 23, 2019
He needs replacing ASAP, or MON needs to go.. I remember walking away from that Bristol City game thinking how dreadful we were, and things didn’t seem to pick up until Keane came in as number 2 #NFFC
— DB (@Dave1865) June 23, 2019
— Clogger (Yer Da) (@sjlitchfield) June 23, 2019
Wish him well for the future. But not too fussed about this.
— Rocky 💪 (@123inger) June 23, 2019
Don’t know if that’s a good thing or not tbh
— Owen (@ForestFanOwen) June 23, 2019
Gutted, was the only good part of the MON the experience.
— SeCu (@se_cu) June 23, 2019
Strange time to leave really when the players come back tomorrow?
— Tom Leighton (@TomLeighton7) June 23, 2019
His heart was never in it anyway. No big loss.
— Dan Shaw (@DAN5HAW) June 23, 2019
Good luck in the future Keano, don’t get all the hate on here for him 👍
— 🏴🦁🦁🦁Gaz🦁🦁🦁🏴 (@gazcol77) June 23, 2019
Most predictable tweet of the year
— Mike (@mikebromham) June 23, 2019
Good luck Keano was great having you back even for a short time – another former Forest hero departs 👏🏻👏🏻
— B8S (@B8Batesy7891) June 23, 2019
That lasted long 🤨
— Kylie Millar (@millarkylie) June 23, 2019
Who’s he punched in training?
— Phil (@fratzroy) June 23, 2019